The two ways that job interviews are conducted are primarily through telephone or in the office itself. You may not always get the chance for a face-to-face interview, but dont despair if you have to speak with your potential employer over the phone. When you are applying for jobs in Johnson City, here are some tips you should remember for your phone interview, courtesy of Andrew G. Rosen at U.S. News.
1. Have your resume and some notes with you: keep yourself focused by having a copy of your resume in front of you during a phone interview. This allows you to reference it mid-conversation (and whoever youre talking to will be looking at it too). Having some notes will also remind you of questions you want to ask or certain matters you want to talk about. Rosen recommends having physical copies of these things if you dont have internet access.
2. Make the call from home: making the call from your own home puts you in a relatively controlled environment with fewer distractions, which is the ideal place for a phone interview.
3. Be prepared: according to Rosen, it is best to be ready (with all of your materials) at least five minutes before the call comes in. He also says that interviewers may call early to test candidates.
4. Be mindful of your body language: despite the fact that you arent physically in the room with your interviewer, body language is still a factor in the phone interview. Rosen suggests finding a middle ground with your body; dont move around too much and dont stay too still.
By Kyle Wise
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